10 Steps To Take Before Launching a WordPress Website

10 Steps To Take Before Launching a WordPress Website

Are you planning on launching a new site? Every day thousands of new sites appear and it's important for your site to stand out.
We went over things you need to do before launching in order to have a successful site. We discussed tools you can use to test your new site, optimize it for speed, secure from hackers, and we went over some frequently missed but important details.

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Irina Blumenfeld

February 10, 2018
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  1. 10 STEPS TO DO BEFORE LAUNCHING A NEW WEBSITE Irina

    Blumenfeld @irinablumenfeld #wporl
  2. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 1. CHECK FOR BROKEN LINKS

  3. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 1. CHECK FOR BROKEN LINKS brokenlinkcheck.com

  4. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 2. REDIRECT PAGES ▸ mysite.com/our-products/super-cool-product ▸

    mysite.com/products/supercoolproduct ▸ Redirection - WordPress plugin ▸ .htaccess
  5. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 2. REDIRECT PAGES

  6. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 3. OPTIMIZE IMAGES source: httparchive.org

  7. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 3. OPTIMIZE IMAGES ▸ tinypng.com ▸

    kraken.io ▸ EWWW Image Optimizer - Free WordPress Plugin ▸ Compress JPG and PNG WordPress Plugin
  8. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 4. ACTIVATE CACHING ▸ Managed Hosting

    Caching ▸ WP Rocket - Premium Plugin ▸ WP Super Cache - Free Plugin by Automattic
  9. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 5. ACTIVATE SSL Let’s Encrypt SSL

    - Free
  10. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 5. ACTIVATE SSL

  11. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 5. ACTIVATE SSL

  12. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 6. ADD FAVICON

  13. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 6. ADD FAVICON

  14. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 7. TEST, TEST, TEST ▸ Forms

    ▸ E-Commerce Transactions ▸ Mobile/Tablets ▸ Social Sharing
  15. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 7. TEST, TEST, TEST Facebook Share

    Preview - https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/
  16. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 7. TEST, TEST, TEST Twitter Preview

    - https://cards-dev.twitter.com/validator
  17. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 7. TEST, TEST, TEST Yoast WordPress

    Plugin
  18. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 7. TEST, TEST, TEST Yoast WordPress

    Plugin
  19. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 7. TEST, TEST, TEST Yoast WordPress

    Plugin
  20. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 8. GOOGLE ANALYTICS MonsterInsights - WordPress

    Plugin
  21. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 9. SECURE YOUR SITE ▸ Wordfence

    WordPress Plugin ▸ Don’t leave Admin username
  22. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 10. SET UP BACKUPS BackupBuddy WordPress

    Plugin
  23. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com 10 STEPS BEFORE LAUNCHING A NEW

    SITE 1. Check for broken links 2. Redirect pages 3. Optimize images 4. Activate caching 5. Activate SSL 6. Add favicon 7. Test 8. Install Google Analytics 9. Secure the site 10.Set up backups
  24. #wporl - @irinablumenfeld netmagik.com THANK YOU Slides: https://www.netmagik.com/steps-before-launch Twitter: @irinablumenfeld

    Email: irina@netmagik.com